Electric usage             Natural Gas              Water usage           Aggregate                 Year
in KWH                      usage in CCF             in gallons                 Cost $

142,213                    1026                           32,000​                     $19,798.05            Year 2018
121,575                      607                           66,000​                     $17,317.64            Year 2017
124,136                      794                           91,000                     $17,010.83            Year 2016
​119,225                      783                           55,000                     $16,561.57            Year 2015
122,817                     1379                          48,000                     $18,296.74            Year 2014
132,428                     1249                          71,000                     $16,821.72            Year 2013
114,568                     1035                          57,000                     $14,949.18            Year 2012
123,776                     1157                          56,000                     $15,576.76            Year 2011
117,946                       933                          26,000                     $14,518.49            Year 2010
132,902                       191                          24,000                     $15,737.86            Year 2009
128,756                       186                          24,000                     $18,148.98            Year 2008
134,120                       240                          37,000                     $17,628.83            Year 2007



The City of Smyer purchases natural gas from Atmos Energy.

The City of Smyer purchases electricity from South Plains Electric Cooperative.  

The City of Smyer water is self-supplied.  
NOTICE OF MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN
CITY OF SMYER

Notice is hereby given that the Regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Smyer will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Smyer City Hall, located at 202 Lincoln Street, in which the following will be discussed:

1.Call to Order
2.Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation
3.Approve minutes of regular meeting August 8, 2019, and special meetings August 20, 2019, and August 27, 2019. 
4.Announcements
5.Hear from public on non-agenda items. (Time is limited to three minutes. Forms stating name and topic must be filled out and turned in by 7:30 p.m., September 5, 2019. Forms are available at City Hall. Topic must deal with City Services.).
6.Conduct PUBLIC HEARING on budget for fiscal year 2020.
7.Consider and take necessary action on Resolution to adopt budget for fiscal year 2020.
8.Conduct PUBLIC HEARING on tax rate.  
9.Consider and take necessary action on Ordinance to set tax rate for fiscal year 2020.
10.Consider and take necessary action on Republic Services of Lubbock rate increase request for side load service waste collection and disposal services.
11.Consider and take necessary action on Ordinance providing for garbage collections rates.
12.Consider and take necessary action on official ballot for the Texas Municipal League Health Benefits Pool (TML-Health) Board of Trustees election.
13.Consider and take necessary action on building permit applications.
14.Discussion of progress on water supply issue.
15.Report from City Engineer – water system analysis
16.Report from Volunteer Fire Department – report on facilities
17.Water/wastewater report – report on facilities
18.Approve financial report.
19.Adjourn.

Meetings are available to all persons regardless of disability. If you require special assistance, contact Jo Ann Beard, City Secretary, at (806) 234-3861 or write her at 
P.O. Box 203, Smyer, Texas, 79367, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

This is to certify that I, Jo Ann Beard, posted this Agenda on the front door of City Hall, facing the outside, and on the City Hall bulletin board, at 5:00 p.m., on August 30, 2019, and this agenda remained so posted continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.
____________________________________ 
Jo Ann Beard TRMC, City Secretary, City of Smyer


NOTICE OF 2019 TAX YEAR PROPOSED 
PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF SMYER

A tax rate of $0.914409 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of CITY OF SMYER. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate. 

The governing body of CITY OF SMYER proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS. 

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.914409 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE $0.866611 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.846675 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.914409 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for CITY OF SMYER from the same properties in both the 2018 tax year and the 2019 tax year. 

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF SMYER may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate. 

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS: 

property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100 

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact: 

Debra C Bramlett, CITY OF SMYER tax assessor-collector, 624 Avenue H Ste 101, Levelland, Texas 79336 
806-894-4938 
dbramlett@hockleycounty.org 
http://www.co.hockley.tx.us/ 

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate: 

First Hearing: August 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m at CITY HALL 202 LINCOLN ST SMYER TEXAS 79367.

Second Hearing: August 27, 2019 at 7:00 P.M at CITY HALL 202 LINCOLN ST SMYER TEXAS 79367.

June 24, 2019

Subject: Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes 

The City of Smyer is very happy to announce that as a part of a coalition of regional cities we have arranged for aerial spraying for mosquitoes. When the plane flies will be determined by wind speeds and ambient temperature. Given these factors, we hope to have aerial spraying during July, in the overnight hours. The company that will spray is Vector Disease Control International and this is their specialty.  

Mosquitoes are most active after sundown. The aerial spray catches them in the air and is highly effective. The method and timing of aerial spraying protects beneficial insects because they are not active at night.

Your city is committed to the health and comfort of our citizens. We are working hard to control the presence of mosquitoes in order to prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Aerial spraying is just one aspect of our prevention program. We will continue our other mosquito abatement measures throughout the summer.

Please call or us with your questions or concerns. 

Thank you!
Jo Ann Beard TRMC, City Secretary
City of Smyer
PO Box 203
Smyer, TX 79367
phone 806-234-3861
fax 806-234-3071